Even though I live in Marin County, I consider the entire Bay Area my backyard. Which is why events in San Francisco, like Sunday Streets, is tops on my personal “must do” list. Sunday Streets is a FREE community event where foot traffic replaces car traffic. The streets are lined with bike riders, roller skaters/bladers, runners, dog walkers, young and old. It is held once a month from April-November at different spots around our great city.
The 2016 season kick’s off in the Mission area on April 10th at from 11am-4pm from Valencia St. from McCoppin St. to 26th. Enjoy miles to stroll and enjoy free great family friendly entertainment traffic-free.
Click the images below for more detailed information about route locations, what kinds of fun activities will fill the streets.
Sunday Streets originated in Bogotá, Colombia in 1976. There, it is known as “Ciclovía”, a day of free, healthy activities that promote community in public streets. This concept has spread around the world and has been adopted by San Francisco and other cities across the country (openstreetsproject.org). Other Sunday Streets close to home include Berkeley (www.sundaystreetsberkeley.com), Oakland (oaklavia.org) and Santa Cruz (scopenstreets.org). Los Angeles has a huge event called CicLAvia (www.ciclavia.org).
Mark your calendar for San Francisco’s next Sunday Streets event on April 10th in the Mission from 11am-4pm. Future events will take place at various neighborhoods around San Francisco. For more information about Sunday Streets in San Francisco visit their website at www.sundaystreetssf.com.